America’s Ted Ligety produced a superb display to win a fourth straight World Cup race, edging out fellow countryman Bode Miller by the narrowest of margins in Beaver Creek on Sunday.
The 29-year-old looked in great shape and completed the technical course in a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 35.77 seconds to clinch the win, becoming the first to secure four straight World Cup giant slalom races since Italy’s Alberto Tomba accomplished the feat 22 years ago.
Miller, a five-time Olympic medallist, finished 1.32 seconds behind for his first podium finish since undergoing major knee surgery.
Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third while France’s Mathieu Faivre and Alexis Pinturault finished fourth and fifth respectively.
The Alpine skiing World Cup resumes in Val d’Isere next weekend.